ERIC Number: ED364480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Right To Die. Public Talk Series.
This program guide on the right to die provides policy issue information where ethical concerns have a prominent place. Three positions about the right to die are presented: (1) mercy killing and assisted suicide should be legally permitted in certain cases; (2) legal status should be given to living wills and other advance directives that would allow people to die with dignity, but mercy killing and assisted suicide should be legally prohibited; and (3) both mercy killings and allowing patients to die by withholding life-saving treatment should be legally prohibited. In addition to an introductory letter, this guide includes the following information: (1) the right to die--a framework for discussion; (2) a summary of the positions; (3) an examination of the positions; (4) glossary; (5) supplemental reading; (6) your continued involvement in this issue; (7) suggestions for leading this discussion; (8) leading a study circle; (9) suggestions for participants; (10) follow-up form; and (11) Public Talk Series Programs and other resources available from the Study Circles Resource Center. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Death, Discussion Groups, Euthanasia, Leaders Guides, Moral Values, Social Responsibility, Suicide, Terminal Illness, Wills
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.